About xTuple — World's #1 Open Source ERP

xTuple is a different kind of software company


InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards (BOSSIE): xTuple named top pick in open source business applications for 2015. Accounting, ERP, CRM — they're the engines behind every modern business.

Does your software help your business grow?

"xTuple" (verb) — to grow; to increase exponentially. xTuple's mission — to help companies of all sizes successfully implement powerful, and easy-to-use, open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to grow their business profitably. Delivering enterprise-class technology products and services at an affordable cost — one of the lowest Total Cost of Ownership of any ERP system on the market.

Introduction to xTuple

Open Source — Better Process, Better Product. So you can run your business with powerful tools that would have cost millions a few years ago.

Bridging the gap between desktop accounting and “Big ERP” technology


xTuple delivers enterprise-class products and services at an affordable price, one of the lowest Total Cost of Ownership of any ERP system on the market.

Our business management software gives growing companies control over operations and profitability, integrating all critical functional areas in one system: sales, accounting and operations — including customer and supplier management, inventory control, eCommerce, manufacturing and distribution — powerful tools to Grow Your World®.

Commercial software vendors — once the realm of brilliant designers, engineers and artisans — lost touch with what customers really wanted. Once categories of software became near-commodities, customers increasingly asked: "why does it cost so much" and "why are the products and vendors so difficult to work with?"

Mainstays of the industry disappeared overnight, and enterprise software customers — from large to small- to mid-sized business — uncomfortably realized there was no longer safety in working with large, established providers. Adequate starter solutions, the kind of accounting software bought off-the-shelf at local computer stores, still existed. But to step up to a real enterprise system was cost- and complexity-prohibitive. Big software products were designed for big companies, with inflexible generations-old technologies.


Grow Your Business — Grow Your World®

Sell More — Products & Services
xTuple unifies, directs, and grows your sales activities. From eCommerce sales, to field reps with mobile devices, to traditional inside customer service, xTuple helps grow your top line.
Make More — Sales & Profits
Make smarter decisions on inventory, labor, transportation, and everything else that impacts your margins. Eliminate excess costs and fine-tune pricing. xTuple helps grow your bottom line.

Enter the Rise of Open Source

Award-winning xTuple — makers of the world's leading suite of open source accounting, Corporate Relationship Management (CRM) and ERP — is supply chain management software for growing businesses to control their operations and profitability. As a commercial open source company, xTuple works with a global community of tens of thousands of professional users.

Open Source Movement


Circa late 1970s and early 1980s, software applications and the infrastructure level of information technology became more and more cost-prohibitive and complex, and the beginnings of the "open source movement" took root, little-noticed by large incumbent vendors. The practice of hobbyist-programmers around the world, collaboratively developing software via the then-fledgling pre-Internet, developed into real business applications.

Core operating systems, databases and servers advanced. New features were added faster and quality-tested by thousands of real-world users. Bugs were identified and fixed more quickly. Security improved, as vulnerabilities previously locked in proprietary code were exposed to the antiseptic sunlight of open source development.

The founders of our company heard the compelling call to build a new flexible software solution for small, growing manufacturers — based on open standards — using open source building blocks such as the Linux operating system, PostgreSQL database and Qt framework for C++.

Open standards extended to the business logic of the software, especially for manufacturing concepts such as Material Requirements Planning (MRP) rigorously codified by organizations such as APICS (The Association for Operations Management).

Business management tools should not force users to change their processes to accommodate the software — the software should be based on best-practice, professional methodologies and with the flexibility to accommodate the individual characteristics of specific manufacturing industries.

What would you call such a thing? Open Manufacturing. So we started writing code. Lots of it. And we started a company.


Get to Know Your Software Vendor's History

"PostBooks® is the first comprehensive business application that brought to fruit the lofty, idealistic goals of high quality open source software developed collaboratively with end users...it is a model of what humans can do when they work together to accomplish a common end." — from the xTuple Community

xTupleCon 2013 User Conference

Courtyard by Marriott, Norfolk, Virginia (USA) 1 VIP Event, 2+ Intense Days, 3 Educational Tracks included 36 Sessions, 5 Keynotes, 10+ Community Awards — Thursday, October 10 through Saturday, October 12, 2013 — xTupleOpen Golf Tournament

xTupleCon 2014 User Conference

Norfolk Waterside Marriott — Opening Keynote Steve "Woz" Wozniak, co-founder of Apple — Business, Technology and Operations & Planning Tracks — Pre-Conference Monday-Tuesday, October 13-14 — Main Conference Tuesday-Thursday, October 14-16